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Beetroot Rice


Beetroot Rice is one such delicious, colorful, flavorful and healthiest variety rice, which can be prepared in minutes when you have steamed rice in your hands. Because of its color and taste, I am sure that it would be the best and very big hit among kids. An easy and simple way to make kids consume beetroot. As beetroot is packed with loads of nutrients and helps in lower blood pressure, boost your stamina, beetroot juice helps in maintaining the hemoglobin level. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Taking it to Fiesta Friday #135 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.


  • Grated Beetroot – 1 cup
  • Steamed Rice – 2 cups
  • Onion –  1 no (medium sized)
  • Green chillies – 2 nos
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram – ½ tsp
  • Split Bengal gram / Channa dal – 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Making of Beetroot Rice –


  • Peel and thinly slice (lengthwise) the onion, keep it aside.
  • Slit the green chillies into two equal halves.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split black gram, split Bengal gram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and green chillies, cook until the onions turn golden brown.
  • Add in the grated beetroot, turmeric powder, salt and asafetida, cook until the raw smell goes off and the beetroot is completely cooked.
  • Add in the steamed rice, stir well with the beetroot and cook for 2 mins or until the rice gets blend well with the beetroot.
  • Remove from fire, transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot with chips or pappad or rice crackers. I have accompanied it with Arbi Fry / Colocaesia Fry / Chepang kilangu fry.

Caramelized Apple and Pear


Caramalized apple and pear can be used as a toppings for Ice creams, filling for sandwich, crepes and French toast. A healthy dish and delicious dish which would be loved by the kids, as the result of caramelizing. I have used LYVA Organic Coconut Brown sugar instead of regular sugar to make it healthier. Thanks Plattershare for the product review – associated with Belly Nirvana. Let us move on to the recipe…



  • Peel and roughly chop the pear and apple into small pieces.
  • Heat 2 tsp of butter in a kadai, add in the apple and pear, and cook for few mins.
  • Sprinkle the organic sugar and cook for few more mins or until the apple and pear becomes soft.
  • Bring it to room temperature, transfer it to an air tight box and refrigerate it.

Not only for this recipe, LYVA Brown sugar be used as a substitute for cake, cookies, and other desserts.

Making of Caramelized Apple and Pear with LYVA Organic Brown sugar –



Eggless Crepes with Caramelized Apple and Pear


Crepes was one of my favorite for almost 9 years, when I was there in U.K, I use to get a pack of crepes filled with chocolate syrup and munch most of the time.

Recently when I had crepes along with ice cream, thought why not to prepare crepes at home. Today was the right day for this preparation, as it was Thursday, so it’s Eggless Crepes. How come a crepe without filling and so here comes my caramelized apple, pear with organic coconut sugar by LYVA.

A perfect after school snacks, my kids loved it to the core. Not only my kids even had I loved it to the core. The Softness of the crepes and apple along with the crunchiness of the pear made the dish heavenly. Let me share the recipe…

Friday means Party and Party means it’s Fiesta Friday #131 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner


  • For Crepes
    •    Milk – ½ cup
    •    Water – 2/3 cup
    •    Butter (melted) – ¼ cup
    •    Vanilla – 2 tbsp
    •    All-purpose flour/Maida – 1 cup
    •    Sugar – 2 tbsp
    •    Salt – ¼ tsp
    •    Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp
  • For caramelized apple and pear
    •    Apple – 1 no
    •    Pear – 1 no
    •    Organic Brown sugar – 1 tbsp
    •    Butter – 1 ½ tsp
    •    Chocolate syrup or Hershey’s syrup – 1 tbsp.


  • For Crepes
    •    In a bowl, pour milk, water, melted butter, vanilla essence, vegetable oil and mix well.
    •    Add sugar, salt and mix well.
    •    Add all-purpose flour little by little and continue stirring, be sure no lumps are formed.
    •    Heat a tawa, grease it with butter, pour a spoonful of batter in the center of the tawa and swirl it over the tawa.
    •   Cook in medium flame for 5 mins or until starts turning golden brown, swap the side and cook for 2 mins.
    •   Remove from fire.
  • For Caramelized apple and pear
    •    Peel, de-seed and finely chop the apple and pear.
    •    Heat a tsp of butter in a pan, add the apple, pear along with organic sugar, cinnamon powder and cook until the apple becomes soft or until they get caramelized.
    •    Remove from fire.
  • Stuffing
    •    Keep the caramelized apple and pear in the center of the crepes and roll it.
    •    Drizzle chocolate syrup and organic sugar over them and serve hot.

Note: This is the recipe for basic crepe, you can prepare fillings of your own and stuff them.

Making of Eggless Crepe with Caramelized Apple and Pear –